Citizen Journalists Actively Contribute to Olympic Coverage with Over 500 Reports on Allvoices.com

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First Olympics Ever to See Hundreds of Citizen Journalists Weigh In on Competition, Athletes and Victories

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Allvoices redefines the news by letting people’s voices be heard through a global community

Allvoices.com, the first open media site where anyone can report from anywhere on current events, today announced that over 500 reports have been contributed to the site’s Olympic coverage. The 2010 Olympic Games inspired hundreds of citizen journalists in Vancouver, the U.S. and around the world to share news, opinion, anecdotes and heartwarming stories about the Olympics. Citizen journalists reported on everything from snowboarder slang, to the first Pakistani Winter Olympian, to real-time race and game outcomes.

Allvoices contributor, Norm Frauenheim, reveals the unique language and new dialect of snowboarding. “When American, Shaun White, talks about getting as much air as he can, he doesn't mean oxygen. Air is short for aerial tricks, and White has a lot of them,” explains Frauenheim. There are also many types of air; Canadian Bacon Air, which means the rear hand on the rear leg; Chicken Salad Air, which means the rear hand reaches between the legs; Spaghetti Air and Roast Beef Air. Check out what Bonk, Hucker, Double McTwist 1260, Pinhead and Rodeo Flip all mean in the Allvoices report, “2010 Olympics: Learning Snowboard-speak”.

Allvoices is a global community where more than 300,000+ contributors share news, videos, images and opinion and is now the largest true citizen media network with more than 4.5 million readers each month. Many of the Allvoices contributors have fascinating backgrounds, such as the journalist who started PakistanisforPeace.com to share stories and news that promote understanding between Pakistanis and other Muslims and the western world. Read his Allvoices report, “Pakistani Makes History as Nation's First Winter Olympian”.

“Allvoices redefines the news by letting people’s voices be heard through a global community,” said Amra Tareen, founder and CEO, Allvoices. “Allvoices is simply that; voices heard from all over the world. It is both inspiring and entertaining to see so many of our contributors sharing their Olympic stories.”

See more Olympic reports on Allvoices including “My Guilty Pleasure Of The Winter Games” on the art of curling, “Winter Olympics 2010: Ice Dancing, Canada takes the GOLD!” covering Canada’s ice dancing victory, and “Vancouver 2010: Germany overtook the United States in the medal standings” about the heated U.S. vs. Germany medal competition.

About Allvoices, Inc.
Allvoices' mission is to create a global community for sharing news, videos, images and opinions from multiple points of view that invoke an emotional connection between individual perspectives from around the world. A community of diverse, engaged and globally minded citizens serves as news reporters, opinion leaders and publishers to share with the world the realities on-the-ground. Allvoices.com brings together context, insight and diversity of opinions around a broad range of topics and issues on the global, national and local levels. Allvoices is the largest global community offering unbiased and relevant news and perspectives in one place. With its proprietary algorithms, Allvoices utilizes professional and online news sources, blogs, images and videos to determine relevancy, foster credibility and maintain openness with each contribution made to the site. For more information, visit allvoices.com/.

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